Commentary on the Crisis in Journalism: Rise of Fake News in Today’s Media

Fake news and alternative facts have begun to raise in power as the field of journalism continues to be tested to its limits. Newly elected President Donald Trump and his administration are at the heart of a crackdown on journalism, by calling out a multitude of news organizations on their credibility. The same news organizations that millions of Americans had previously seen as trustworthy. Organizations such as the New York Times, CNN, and the Washington Post are getting scrutinized by President Trump as being outlets that do nothing but spread false claims in an effort to make him and his policies look bad.